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Farm Subsidies Are Corporate Welfare — And They Cost Us Plenty

Taxes and Spending

Blog07/11/2019

Farm subsidies encourage farmers to be inefficient and wasteful. Moreover, subsidies mostly benefit large farms and landowners, and not the "small family farms" we're told the subsidies protect.

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FDR’s Worst Perversion of Freedom: The "Four Freedoms" Speech

U.S. History

Blog01/17/2019

In 1944, Roosevelt revealed that the original Bill of Rights had “proved inadequate to assure us equality in the pursuit of happiness.” So he proposed to replace it with something far worse.

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Federal Deficits Are Worse than You Think

The FedU.S. Economy

Blog08/06/2018

In order to confuse matters, much of the true debt incurred by the federal government each year is simply declared to not be part of the deficit.

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Fed Nominee Marvin Goodfriend Lied to the Senate about Taxing Cash

The FedMoney and Banking

Blog01/23/2018
If Marvin Goodfriend’s dangerous views on monetary policy didn’t disqualify him from the Fed, certainly his dishonest testimony today should.
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Frédéric Bastiat and the Hubble Telescope

Taxes and SpendingU.S. History

Blog01/15/2018

Bastiat would point out that all that tax money spent on space programs comes at a very real, unseen cost.

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Five Takeaways from the House's Yellen Hearing

The Fed

07/12/2017Mises Wire
What you need to know from Janet Yellen's testimony before the House Financial Services Committee.
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Florida Voted for Medical Marijuana, State Legislators Don’t Care

Big GovernmentHealthThe Police State

Blog04/21/2017
Given Florida's political reality, it is not surprising to see lobbyist pressure pre-empt patient care. It doesn’t make it any less sickening.
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Florida's Government Built a Train — And It Didn’t Go Well

Big Government

Blog02/28/2017
The state's SunRail project is so bad, it costs more to issue tickets than it makes in revenue.
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